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CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
applause] >> please welcome the chairman of the george w. bush foundation board of directors, donald l. evans. [applause] >> good morning and welcome to the george w. bush presidential center and to the beautiful campus of southern methodist university in dallas, texas. i'm proud to be here with all of you here today as we dedicate this beautiful building to the american people. two years ago, we broke ground on this site and the hard work of many people is realized in the building behind me today. of course, no one has done more to make this place possible than president george w. bush and mrs. laura bush. [applause] i've had the honor of calling them my friends for more than 40 years and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead resolve and principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn about that leadership and about a consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will study the presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors will learn about the modern american presidency, first decade of the 21st cen
MSNBC
Apr 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
perform and circumstance and above all, bipartisan civility at the dedication of george w. bush's library and museum on the campus of southern methodist university. so much more than that. at its most fun, today was a wonderful opportunity to observe the hilarious challenge of watching everyone obligated to speak at the dedication to come up with positive things to say about george w. bush. president obama tried complimenting his personal attributes like sense of humor. >> to know the man is like the man because he's comfortable in his own skin. he knows who he is, doesn't put on any pretenses. takes his job seriously but doesn't take himself too seriously. >> president carter went with a self-deprecating joke about the election which was uncomfortable because it meant president bush probably shouldn't have been president in the first place. >> in 2000, as some of you may remember there was a disputed election for several weeks. finally, when president bush became president, they had the inauguration in washington's own schedule. i think my wife and i were the only two volunteer democrats
CNN
Apr 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
president george w. bush for a very candid interview. how is he doing now? >> he is comfortable in his skin. his front ends have always said that. i am a content man, he said. he knows this dedication ceremony today will restir the issues we're talking about, his response after katrina, the war in iraq. he understands all that. he says he is not trying to overshape. he con seeds any presidential library is an effort to shape some of the conversation about his legacy. he thinks people will be surprised at how objective this library is. there is a place called the decision points theater. you can see some of the advice he received. i talked to him about this. he said a lot of mistakes were made but he thinks removing saddam hussein was the right thing to do. -- look, he understands this will stir up the debate. he was very relaxed as always, pushing aside questions about legacy. he does not mind at all. he is not itching to get involved in the day-to-day conversations about politics right now. bill clinton will be jealous of the dedication weather. it was a monsoon in arkansas on that da
Univision
Apr 25, 2013 6:30pm PDT
inauguracion de biblioteca presidencial <>>el presidente número 41 de los estados unidos george w. bush se ha mantenido en las sombras desde que entrego la casa blanca a barack obama, pero hoy reaparecio para entregar una biblioteca, contó con la presencia del actual mandatario y cuatro expresidentes >>en texas f el lugar que reunión a 4 expresidentes, para inaugurar el centro b ush. >>momentos cruciales de la presidencia de bu. h, informacion sobre la guerra en irák y afganistán. >>este termino su periodo con una popularidad muy baja. >>hoy los ex presidentes exhaltaron sus logros. >>como el apoyo a una reforma migratoria durante su gestion. >>hace siete años el presidente george w. bush comenzo la conversacion, recordandonos que somos inmigración, la reforma migratoria ha tomado más tiempo, pero estoy covencido que con el apoyo del congreso la haremos realidad. >>su ausencia es parte de la modestia del presidente george w. bush, el piensa que es mejor para el país quedarse callado. >>la reaparicion de george w. bush coincide con sus recientes declaraciones. apoya que su hermano jeff
Current
Apr 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
george w. bush library. president bush himself offered reflections on his ten tenure as decider in chief. >> not always popular but whenwhen future generations come to this library they'll find out that we stayed true to our convictions. >> michael: even if those convictions were wildly wrong irresponsible, and maybe even criminal. president obama also spoke. he spoke about his help with a.i.d.s. in africa and where he did his best. >> there are moments you make mistakes. there are times where you wish you could turn back the clock. and what i know is true about president bush and i hope my successor will say about me is that we love this country and we do our best. >> michael: the president is now doing his best to comfort the country and keep it safe. even if the wake of a major workplace disaster and the worst terrorist attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. the president went from dallas to west, texas, to comfort people there. and the bombers say they wanted to do more damage than they actually did by detonating their remaining bombs in times square new york. now the hope is that parents c
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
states and dedicate officially the george w. bush presidential center. i'm chuck todd. thursday, april 25th, 2013. special edition of "the daily rundown." there's at least one thing democrats and republicans can agree on. george w. bush has a consequential presidency. the agreement usually stops there. for years as bush's popularity plummeted with the public, bush himself said he'd wait for history to judge his presidency. for more than four years, he has stayed under the radar allows himself to be a political punching bag at times. first for democrats then for republicans. but today with the unveiling of the george w. bush presidential library and museum. he begins his effort to shape history's judgment. the former president is ready to defend his most controversial decisions from the iraq war to his tax cuts. social security reform to the wall street bailout and one of the largest expanses of the federal government in decades, homeland security. the library has been designed to challenge the conventional wisdom on his presidency. but will the public listen? the republican part
Comedy Central
Apr 26, 2013 7:25pm PDT
tonight, if i may, he's baaacd. >> president george w. bush steps back into the spotlight for the first time in a long time to dedicate his presidential library. >> jon: ha-ha- stay cool, johnny, boy. stay cool. ( laughter ) because it's the opening ser mope of the bush library. it's been four and a half years since we've seen president bush. i imagine like most expresident he's devoting himself to public service. 88-year-old jimmy carter literally pulling the last remaining guinea worms out of poor children's feet with his hands. look, what's-- what's president bush been up to? >> >> i paint two or three hours a day. ( laughter ) ( applause ) ( cheers ). >> jon: sometimes it'st seems only a gallon of paint, drown out the screams of those i've wronged. ( laughter ) plus, sometimes they let you use your fingers. ( laughter ) >> i could lay out 20 of the paintings, and you might like one. >> yeah. >> and somebody else would like another. >> but are you getting better is the question? >> i think so. but, you know, it's all in the eyes of the beholder. >> jon: sure, so, in other words
Comedy Central
Apr 26, 2013 1:00am PDT
george w. bush presidential library and museum sits on 23 acres of the southern methodist university campus. inside the complex, a treasure trove of more than 43,000 artifacts from the bush presidency. ( laughter ) >> jon: basically the hard rock cafe of catastrophic policy decisions. ( laughter ) now, i guess this is-- as good a time for bush to open up a library as any time. >> as time passes and passions cool, mr. bush has froan more popular. >> a perfect example for george w. bush is his father george herbert walker bush, who looks far better 20 years after leaving office. >> jon: right. ( laughter ). because he's being compared to george w. that's why he looks better. i'm sure-- listen f-1 of g.w.'s kids becomes president in 2032 and somehow for snow reason invades the moon, i'm sure we'll look back at w and go he wasn't so bad. a lot less moon deaths in his presidency. any library will have to grapple with the decision made by this president-- iraq, katrina, the financial crise. >> visitors can go and they can get actual advice from the real advisers to president bush, and it a
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
fine facility that will stand the test of time. i thank the fantastic team at the george w. bush center, headed by mark langdale and jim glassman and my long-time pal, donny evans. much to the delight, much to the delight of the folks who worked on this project, we have raised enough money to pay our bills. >> we have -- we have over 300,000 contributors from all 50 states, and laura and i thank you from the bottom of our hearts. this is the first time in american history that parents have seen their son's presidential library. mother, i promise to keep my area clean. barbara bush taught me to live life to the fullest, to laugh a lot and to speak my mind. a trait that sometimes got us both into trouble. dad taught me how to be a president. before that, he showed me how to be a man. and 41, it is awesome that you are here today. >> i welcome, i welcome my dear brothers and sister, as well as in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles -- all of you for joining us. our family has meant more to me than anything, and i thank you for making it so. not so long ago, this campus was home to a bea
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
. father and son, george w. bush's confidence simply from one and what was about his faith that he said got him through so much? he did explain this president's success. finally, today's republicans are animated by the tea partiers, still angry at the big spending of the bush years. past of the history, foreign wars and what about religion out right? is today's g.o.p. indebted to the group that w b to roughte dance. hii'm chris matthew welcome to the show. today "the washington post's" bob woodward and "the new york times"'s and cnn's gloria borger and "time" magazine's michael duffy. first up, so much of our politics and supreme court rulings were shaped by the george w. bush presidency. the president talked about how he saw it in his dedication. >> future generations come to the library setting this administration, they will find out we stayed true to our convictions. when our freedom came under attack, we made the tough decisions required to keep the american people safe. chris: today a special extended look at the force that's propel bush, personally and politically, with forei
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
this. look, we're all -- we're going to pore through this legacy whether george w. bush likes it or not, because it has had an incredible impact on our american politics, but this is one of those bigger days. >> here we go. the first ladies, of course, starting with the current one, michelle obama. everybody loves michelle. >> mrs. hillary rodham clinton. >> mrs. barbara bush. >> mrs. roslyn carter. >> these an unusual picture in the papers tomorrow. david, what do you think? you know all these people. >> i think this is such a singular moment in our country, and it's so important in our politics, for those of us who follow politics so closely and understand the deep ideological and philosophical differences. this is a celebration of the presidency, and that doesn't just mean pomp and circumstance. it means an appreciation for what's hard about it, what's unique about it, that you are scrutinized from left and right no party your party, and there is a special bond here. these families understand it and the men we'll see understand it all too well. >> speaking of ruffles and flourish
Current
Apr 25, 2013 3:00am PDT
dedication of the george w. bush presidential center. nice to see them together but % too bad it's for the dedication of yet one more unnecessary presidential library. the spotlight also up in boston where more questions are raised about why the older brother had not been placed on a watch list after he got back from six months in russia particularly in the chechnya territory, and also questions about police opened fire on the younger brother when he was hiding in the boat, and it turned out he didn't have a gun. and the spotlight here in washington, d.c. with eric cantor, trying to improve the image of the republican party passed a bill that would allow people with preexisting conditions to get health care, but the tea partiers shot it down. no doubt about it who is in charge. that and much more here on current tv. now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and t
NBC
Apr 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
sean collier. >>> plus, why is george w. bush front and center today. >>> security at today's nfl draft is taken to a whole new level. >>> several explosions on fuel barges and light up the night sky. >>> "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, april 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. to you, i'm richard lui. frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's airports are hit by long delays due to forced government budget cuts. complaints are mounting and the white house says a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: frustration is mounting, richard, because people have to sit and wait for planes to take off. 1500 workers are sitting at home every day, furloughed, not on the job as a result of the sequester cuts. here in washington, an faa administrator was asked about that and asked why it took the agency so long to let airlines and airports know exactly who would face the hardship cuts. >> we have been talking about reduction in available controller hours of 10% for months.
MSNBC
Apr 26, 2013 1:00am PDT
old times sake to celebrate the opening of the george w. bush presidential library today. this is new news breaking today. joining us now is a senior fellow for non proliferation studies and chair of nuclear and biological and chemical weapons of the economic forum. when newsbreaks like this today, the person you want to ask about it is the person who wrote "germ gambits," iraq and beyond. that would be dr. smithson. thank you for being here. >> a pleasure. >> i am no expert in this field and you are. would you tell me if i screwed up anything materially in that explanation about serin? >> no catastrophic mistakes. i can pick a few nits but let's not. >> thank you. deploying and using a chemical weapon against a civilian population or army, that's a specific thing, a specific crime. lots of other things can look like that from afar without actually being that. how do you tell if the use of chemical weapons has actually happened? >> this is one of the things this team hopefully will be able to do. the investigators for the secretary general ban ki-moon. they have a series of technical
FOX News
Apr 25, 2013 2:00am PDT
away from a history making day in dallas. the george w. bush presidential library and museum opens at southern methodist university. elizabeth pran is live in washington. good morning elizabeth. >> good morning patti ann. what a rare day. not only are all living presidents together but we will sea a lot of president george w. bush who stayed out of the spotlight since his presidency. president obama speaking wednesday night saying quote regardless of political differences president bush loves his country and loves his people. the library will open today on the campus inside the sprawling facility will be memorabilia from his campaign and early days in office. there will be a full scale reproduction of the oval office but also some very personal exhibits surrounding 9-11 complete with wreckage from the world trade center. the first lady says it's very important to remember the day that certainly changed history. >> george realized the children who were on the tour with him weren't alive on september 11th. so they had no direct memory of it like all of us do. it's important i think to r
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT
with. why on earth, using commonsense, has george w. bush not come to the recognition that dick cheney pulled the wool over him, moving him to do whatever cheney would have done were he formally in charge. i have a suspicion that the president knows exactly what i am talking about now and yes, dick cheney was the joker in the deck, would bring down his whole deck of cards. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, united against terror. here's the latest in the boston attacks. the a.p. reports that the accused bombers used remote detonators to set off the explosions at the marathon. early this morning, the scene of the attacks reopened to the public nine days after the attacks. and vice president joe biden joined thousands of mourners for the memorial of murdered m.i.t. police officer sean collier. the vice president spoke about the victims and the twisted motivations that drive terrorists. >> it infuriates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear. the doctrine of hate and
FOX News
Apr 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the legacy of president george w. bush. from dallas, texas, this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. we are coming to you live from the campus of southern methodist university in dallas site of the new george w. bush presidential library and museum. the facility here will be dedicated tomorrow with all four living ex-presidents and president obama on hand. we'll have more on that in just a bit. in is a fox news alert. a major development in the boston bombing investigation. we now know that at least two american security organizations were tipped off by the russians about the alleged radicalization of one of the suspects, but no larger alarm bells went off. each day now seems to bring with it another confusing or conflicting statement from administration officials on some element of this investigation. chief intelligent correspondent kathryn herrage has the story. >> they confirm to fox news that the cia was contacted by the russian counterparts in september of 2011 with virtually the same information the fbi was given six months earlier, that the russians be
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 2:00am PDT
, he's stopped talking. saying good-bye to m.i.t. cop sean collier. >>> george w. bush front and center today at the dedication of his library. the nfl draft is taken to another level. aun a fuel barge injured some and lights up the sky. >>> frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's major airports are hit by long delays due to forced government cuts. complaints are mounting. now a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the white house and some lawmakers on capitol hill warming to the idea of a deal that would put the air traffic controllers 1,200 to 1,50 o a day. there have been waits up to three hours for come around the country. it's been an issue here on capitol hill. a testy exchange with one lawmaker saying they weren't given enough warning. >> we have been talking about reduction and available controller hours of 10% for months. >> but you didn't tell them which airports and which airlines. >> they should expect major impacts and facilities. >> if there is a deal
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
president george w. bush. interesting choice there. let's listen to his conclusion. >> in barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the united states under barack obama. the boston marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the times square bomber, the ft. hood shooter, and in my own state, the little rock recruiting office shooter. in over seven years after 9/11, under george w. bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the united states? zero! we need to ask why is the obama administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the united states. >> well, that's the strangest presentation i've ever heard on this show in all the years i've been doing it. we had no terrorist reach our shores under the george w. bush administration. check back to 9/11. even in the craziest world how can you compare what happened to us on 9/11, four airplanes being hijacked and all those thousands of people being killed to all these other cases he mentions. this guy cotton i hope i never hear of again. he's not worth listening to. this guy
FOX News
Apr 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
folks. jon: fox news alert. the dedication of the george w. bush presidential center is underway. we are live in dallas. we will soon hear from all five living u.s. presidents. the ceremonies, the speeches, plus in-depth analysis through the next two hours. a live report on it all moments from now. but first, right now brand-new stories and breaking. jenna: we have new details in the boston marathon bombings, how the explosions were triggered, as investigators apparently hit a snag in questioning the only surviving suspect. we'll have that report for you. plus new information on the president's healthcare law could members of congress who passed it vote to exempt themselves from it? there is dedate about that happening on capitol hill. we'll break it down for you. a woman crossing the street is hit by a car and thrown to the sidewalk. her condition, what about this hit-and-run driver? all "happening now." back to texas now and our top story. we are glad you are with us, everybody. a really, truly special day here, i'm jenna lee. jon: history in the making. i'm jon scott. we are l
PBS
Apr 26, 2013 8:00pm PDT
gwen: the latest on the boston bombings. the news -- the shaky senate and george w. bush's legacy. tonight on "washington week." >> whether it's al qaeda, the fatah or two twisted perverted cowardly knockoff jihadis here in boston. why do they do what they do? gwen: two weeks later, still sorting through the why's and the how's behind the boston terror attack. while no worries spring up abroad. this time in syria. >> the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in syria. specifically the chemical agent sarin. >> i think it's pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. gwen: yet another democrat abandons the senate. why other democrats are getting nervous. and in texas. >> president george w. bush. gwen: the president's club gathers to open its newest library. >> the political winds blow left and right. polls rise and fall. supporters come and go. but in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. gwen: covering this remarkable week, martha raddatz of abc news, james kitfield of "national journal." susan davis of "usa today." and dan balz of "the w
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
>> hello. i am dana perino. welcome to "up close with 43" george w. bush. i am at the george w. bush presidential center. i had the pleasure to serve with the bush administration the last two as his press secretary. many think of him as straight forward unapologetic. those are true as his press secretary i got to know him in a more personal light. tonight i will show you. up first the importance of sticking to principles. >> mr. president? >> welcome back to the oval office. >> it's a little erie. it feels like i should be preparing you for a press conference. >> exactly. >> i see you still have a clean desk. this is a good policy. >> yes, it is. >> it is erie in a sense. we made sure that the oval office looked exactly like it was during our presidency. including the flowers. >> we want people to come in here and get a sense of the majesty in the office. this is the only office in a museum where the visitor can sit behind a desk and play like you are making a phone call and have their picture taken. i think it's going to be a real attraction. >> the last day of your presidency i was there. i cam
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 1:50am EDT
, world events change. perceptions of a president can change. 35% view george w. bush in a positive light. right now there seems to be a negative judgment, but it remains to be seen if it changes over time. certainly his political legacy is going to be front and center at this library being unveiled on thursday. host: he says he hopes that jeb bush runs for president. guest: that is what a good brother should always do. all indications are that jeb bush may be thinking about a al whether he decides to make a run is something we will find out later on. we have a lot of time before 2016. there is this early jockeying taking place. we talked about rand paul earlier, marco rubio and his maneuverings. is a fascinating story, but we will not have any kind of definite conclusion for another couple of years. >> the university of texas in austin, you had the lbj library. did that impact your studies, and will we see that at smu? >> i was able to take some graduate courses affiliated with the lbj school. at the time a historian was doing additional research on lbj. the lbj library had lecture
FOX News
Apr 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
himself too seriously. is he a good man. >> shepard: the grand opening of the george w. bush presidential library. but first from fox this thursday night. new york city was on their minds for next. that's what police are saying about the accused boston marathon bombers. the cops say the brothers came one a spontaneous plot to to attack times square while they were on the run. >> we were informed by the fbi that the surviving attacker revealed that new york city was next on their list of targets. he told the fbi apparently that he and his brother had intended to drive to new york and designate additional explosives in times square. they had built these additional explosives and we know they had the capacity to carry out the attacks. >> shepard: one u.s. official tells fox news this wasn't a real plan. just something the suspects came up with with on the fly. and police say the plot quickly fell apart when the brothers ran out of gas. we have team fox coverage tonight. catherine herridge with the latest on the investigation. but, first, let's get to rick leventhal who is live in times squar
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 10:30am EDT
thursday for the george w. bush presidential center dedication ceremony. it included brief remarks from george h. w. bush to spoke from a wheelchair. the bush center is located on the campus of southern methodist university. include peopley porn present issues at ground zero after 9/11 and a replica of the oval office. it opens to the public this wednesday. this is one hour and 25 minutes. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. please direct your attention to the main stage as angela turner wilson purchases "god bless america." ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam god bless america my home sweet home ♪ god bless america my home sweet home ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam god bless america my home sweet home god bless america my home sweet home ♪ \[cheers and applause] >> please welcome the chairman of the geor
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
former and current living presidents will gather for the dead case of the george w. bush library and museum. the quarter of a billion dollar facility sits on 23 acres of southern methodist university campus. it includes an exact replica of the oval office, a place where george bush made arguably the most controversial decision of his presidency, to go to war in iraq. >> my duty was to protect the homeland, and i made some very controversial decisions. >> have you rethought any of them? >> no, no, because we were successful in protecting the homeland. people are going to argue about whether such and such yielded information, and i'm telling you it did. >> nbc news presidential historian michael beschloss joins me and joined by wayne slater senior political writer for "the dallas morning news" and author of "bush's brain." michael, let me start with you. we saw what some of the inside of that museum looks for, the bullhorn and iconic image after 9/11. >> right. how much of this library and any library is about history, and how much is about bunnishing an image in. >> it's usually the t
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
the george w. bush library. not once did i hear the word iraq. not once. if this crowd is proud of the wars they pushed, why are they afraid to remind us of the last one or even pronounce the word? david corn, mother bureau chief for "mother jones" magazine and david ignatius. you just came back from the are we going into this war? syria? >> i think the first thing to middle east, sir? what is happen? say is the white house is being very careful in weighing the evidence of chemical weapons use. i was just in israel. i sat with the israeli commanders as they presented their evidence, as they said nearly 100% solid in their minds that syria has used chemical weapons. the question is why is the white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line? the answer is that properly, as you were stressing, he wants to be sure of the evidence and also to be sure that he can take it to the u.n. and international forums to have legitimacy for whatever the u.s. does. the bottom line for the u.s. continues to be trying to get the russians onboard in a negotiated settlement which will r
FOX
Apr 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
dedicate the official george w. bush presidential center. i'm casey steigal in dallas. i'll have that coming up. >>> rescue crews in bangladesh are in a desperate race against time to free survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory. workers have discovered 40 people trapped in a room of the building pinned in by debris. so far they've rescued 12 of them, at least 238 people were killed when the building fell down yesterday. police had ordered the building evacuated tuesday when they spotted cracks in the walls. but factory officials refused and kept more than 2000 people working. >>> the coast guard says a spark from cleaning was the likely cause of an explosion last night on fuel barges on the mobile river in alabama. three people were critically injured in the explosions. the blast also forced the evacuations of a nearby shipyard and a docked cruise ship. >>> people from the texas town of west are gathered right now at a memorial service to remember the 14 people killed last week in a fertilizer plant explosion. firefighters and other first responders formed a procession this
Comedy Central
Apr 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
sox again. ( laughter ). and the george w. bush library is opening, except the history section. that's being retwrin. ( laughter ). then my guest michael pollan has a new book about how raw ingredients become. simple-- you puncture the wrapper and set it on high for three minutes. ( laughter ). today is the 43rd annual earth day. at that age no wonder its ice caps are receding. ( laughter ). this is the "colbert report" " captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to the report. good to have you with us. thank you! >> stephen! stephen! stephen! stephen! stephen! >> stephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please, sit down, we have to get to the news here. folks, what can i say but wow. what a weekend of news. let me catch you up. previously on the "colbert report," i told you that the f.b.i. were searching for suspect 1 and suspect 2, which they narrowe narrowed down fromt know and maybe that guy. then thursday night, right after my show aired -- coincidence
CNN
Apr 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
can. plus, five u.s. presidents will be in one place today for the opening of president george w. bush's presidential library, giving mr. bush a chance to reflect on his legacy. >> history will ultimately judge the decisions that were made. >> later we'll have the first images of the bush library in a tour with former first lady laura bush. >>> it is thursday, april 25th, in this special edition of "starting point" beginning right now. >> i'm christine romans in flork. we begin with breaking news. two fuel barges on fire this morning after a mass i've explosion. it all happened in mobile bay, alabama. the explosion and the fire still burning so intense firefighters have set up a one-mile safety radius. firefighters at this hour unable at this point to get near the flames. the first explosion happening just before 11:00 eastern followed by at least five more and heard up to 20 miles away. the barges are reportedly loaded with gasoline. and that's why it's keeping the fire going at this point. firefighters, the fire so fierce, firefighters can't get in there to fight it. three people have been rushed t
PBS
Apr 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
utilized. that would change my calculus. >> president obama was speaking at the opening of the george w. bush library. avoid what he regards as his predecessor's mistake with iraq, our rush to war. >> the president said that if bashar al-assad uses chemical weapons, that it would cross a red line. i think it is pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. >> all long president obama has been extremely reluctant to take action in syria. he regards it as difficult and probably not in america's best interests. he is continuing with a deliberate caution that can reassure some people, but also infuriates opponents and allies. bbc news. >> developments -- i spoke a short time ago with our middle east editor jeremy bowen. he just returned from damascus. i asked if it was possible for america to establish the facts on this. >> it is a difficult thing. it is oftentimes a chaotic situation in syria. i think there would be questions about getting a team in there to produce credible evidence. they would have to go to places where fighting is going on, which are at the best of times extremely inaccessible for o
MSNBC
Apr 26, 2013 2:30am PDT
, former president george w. bush says history will ultimately judge his time in the white house. he also has a chance to help shape that narrative as future generations visit his newly unveiled presidential library and museum in dallas. mr. bush was joined by president obama yesterday along with three of their predecessors for the dedication of what is just a massive building. the current occupant of the oval office reflected on the exclusive group who know the pressures of serving as commander in chief. >> when all the living former presidents are together, it's also a special day for our democracy. we've been called the world's most exclusive club and we do have a pretty nice clubhouse. but the truth is, our club is more like a support group. the last time we all got together was just before i took office, and i needed that because as each of these leaders will tell you, no matter how much you may think you are ready to assume the office of the presidency, it's impossible to truly understand the nature of the job until it's yours. >> former president bill clinton talked about his
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
sweet home ♪ [cheers and applause] >> please welcome the chairman foundationge w. bush board of directors, donald l. evans. [applause] >> good morning and welcome to the george w. bush presidential center and to the beautiful campus of southern methodist dallas, texas. i'm proud to be here with all of dedicatetoday as we this beautiful building to the american people. two years ago, we broke ground on this site and the hard work many people is realized in the building behind me today. done more no one has to make this place possible than andident george w. bush mrs. laura bush. [applause] of callinge honor them my friends for more than 40 and i've been privileged to witness firsthand the instead principled leadership of president bush. those who come here will learn leadership and about consequential time in american history. researchers and scholars will presidential records housed in the archives. students and museum visitors modernarn about the american presidency, first decade of the 21st century, and the story of george and laura bush. on the other side of this is the george w. bush institute. here, thinkers and doers are advance freedom and defend the pr
FOX News
Apr 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. in this case it was the dedication of the george w. bush presidential library. [ horn honks ] ♪ ♪ [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the moist, chewy, deliciousness you desire. mmmm. thanks. at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams i'll just press this, and you'll save on both. [bell dings] ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, llllet's get ready to bundlllllle... [ holding final syllable ] oh, yeah, sorry! let's get ready to bundle and save. now, that's progressive. oh, i think i broke my spleen! >> shepard: the polls rise and follow, supporters come and go but leaders are known by the visitations they hold. those word from george w. bush at the dedication of his presidential library in dallas. >> wasn't always easy and wasn't popular. one of the benefits of freedom is people can disagree. fair to say i created lots of opportunity to exercise this right but when future generations come to the library and study the administration, they'll find out we stayed true
CNN
Apr 25, 2013 1:00am PDT
president george w. bush has to say about the bombings. what he was thinking when he heard the news. we'll also have john king's interview with the former president coming up. we'll be right back. >>> boylston street the scene of a crime is open again today. among the people who came to the street was victoria mcgrath whose legs were severely injured. deborah? >> reporter: the coincidence that we happened to be here when she arrived and two other girls were passing by and all of them began hugging each other. they were standing basically where i'm standing right now. this was the site of the first bomb blast. you can see the memorial that's here right now. what's fascinating, when the blast went off, it came up from underneath and then they were paralyzed for what felt like 5, 10 seconds. they didn't understand what was going on, and then all of a sudden things got into focus and they saw colors and they couldn't hear. it was almost as if they were experiencing it in slow motion. one thing they told me that was so striking. some of the folks that were nearest the blast, they absorbe
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